Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Common on flat ground around streams
Fern to 60 cm tall (rarely larger) forming a rosette
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
Fertile and sterile fronds appear different. This species is most easily confused with B. chambersii, it is distinguished from this species by its erect fertile frond and pinnae that are not toothed 2
Blechnum nudum is more common.
Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria